|What you will need
To enter to competition, you will need to do the following things:
- Create your short film!
- Download the entry pack and fill in the
- Read the terms and conditions
- Send it in!
1. Creating the short film
How you exactly make your short film is up to you, but you will need
to encode the film for submission in a specific format (DivX 5/6 or XviD video and MP3 audio).
The exact specifications are in the terms and
conditions, and also in the quick info guide here.
I have also included a detailed guide on how to create these files
2. Download the entry pack
You can download the entry pack here.
Then entry pack contains a zip file with the application
form and a copy of the terms and conditions. You can open
the zip file and extract the contents with a program like "Winzip" that can be
downloaded from http://www.winzip.com
The application form is a simple text file that can
be opened with any text editor (e.g., with "Notepad" on
Open up the application for with a text editor and delete and fill
in the necessary fields. Each field is described as either "required" or
"optional". You MUST fill in the required fields or you risk
disqualification from the competition. You don't have to fill in the optional fields
but we encourage you to do so.
After you've filled in the application form, don't forget to SAVE
3. Read the terms and conditions
The entry pack also contains a version of the Terms and Conditions
of the VideoHelp.com Short Film Competition. Please read through it carefully.
The latest version of the terms
and conditions can be read here.
4. Send in your entry!
You can send in your entry electronically.
These instructions are also at the end of the application form and also in the
terms and conditions.
To do so,
compress your short film and the completed application form into a single ZIP
archive. This can be done with "Winzip", http://www.winzip.com
Then "upload" your ZIP file containing your
short film and application for to the following FTP address: [NEED
ADDRESS - FIX ME]
Once that is completed, post a message on the
VideoHelp.com Short Film Competition forum [NEED ADDRESS - FIX ME]
to announce your entry!
Sending your entry by post is not
recommended though an option for those with poor internet access.
To do so, record your short film and the application form
along with any additional materials (e.g., additional articles) onto a standard 12-cm
CD-R disc as a CD-ROM with a CD burner.
Please ensure that the disc can be read on a standard CD-ROM
drive before postage!
Once done, post the CD-ROM to the following address:
||DVDRHelp.com Short Film Competition
c/o Dr. Michael Tam
PO Box K786
Haymarket, NSW 1240